Back in September, 13-year-old conservative activist C.J. Pearson tweeted that he’d been blocked by the @POTUS Twitter account, a claim Assistant White House Press Secretary Frank Benenati adamantly denied. The Blaze’s Oliver Darcy did some digging and found evidence suggesting that Pearson had made up the story.

Today, Darcy reports that Pearson has confessed to fabricating his claim:

Hopefully Pearson will learn from this.

Yep. And there’s another lesson for us, too:

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‘Afraid of a 13-year-old boy?’ @POTUS allegedly blocks young critic C.J. Pearson; Update: Asst. WH press secretary denies